The issues of rational use of natural resources and development of renewable energy were discussed today at an information seminar dedicated to the World Energy Conservation Day.
The information seminar became a dialogue platform for representatives of ministries, national companies and holding companies. The meeting was initiated by the association of legal entities "Kazakhstan Association of Energy Auditors" with the support of "Energy Partner" LLP, "Kazenergy" Association and NCC "Atameken".
An official award ceremony for achievements in energy conservation and energy efficiency was held during the seminar. Serik Tutebayev, Managing Director for Production and Asset Management of “Samruk-Energy” JSC, Kenzhegul Iskakova, senior manager of “Samruk-Energy” JSC and two subsidiaries of the holding company “APP” JSC and “Ekibastuz SDPP-2” JSC were among award recipients.
"Samruk-Energy" JSC holding company reduces the impact on the environment in a consistent manner, including through increasing the share of alternative energy sources. In 2016, the share of clean electricity produced without burning coal and gas in total production reached 15.7%. Implementation of integrated program of environmental protection measures and increasing the electricity production at RE facilities and hydropower plants resulted in reduction of specific pollutant emissions by 3% as compared with 2015. Specific ash emissions decreased by 15%.
The seminar participants are convinced that energy conservation is economically profitable; Activities aimed at saving energy resources are two and a half - three times cheaper than production and supply of the same volume of newly received energy to consumers. The simplest energy saving measures are available to everyone and can be applied practically everywhere. Rules that enable to save energy are known even to schoolchildren: turn off the light, do not leave chargers, televisions and other household appliances plugged into the electrical socket overnight, replace incandescent lights with LED lights, remove the scum in electrical kettles and washing machines, and empty the dust bag of the vacuum cleaner after each cleaning.